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#pounditMonday, July 4, 2022

Coach K blames his health issues for Duke’s upset loss to Stephen F. Austin

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Duke bounced back from their upset loss to Stephen F. Austin with an 83-70 win over Winthrop on Friday to improve to 7-1. Still, their loss to the Lumberjacks on Tuesday stands out to many, and it’s something Coach K was still addressing even after Friday’s win.

Mike Krzyzewski acknowledged his team was “horrible” against Stephen F. Austin but said he had some health issues.

“Part of it, we had some other issues with our program with some health issues,” Krzyzewski said, via SI. “I had a little health issue for the last game that I was not myself. I had some … anyway I’m good, but that day and that night, I was not good. So, part of that is we’re human beings. We’re not going to be perfect even though lot of people expect us to be.”

That sure sounds like Coach K blaming the embarrassing home loss on his health issues.

Duke hadn’t lost a non-conference game at home since 2000 until the defeat to Stephen F. Austin. The loss was also the biggest upset by spread in the last 15 years. It’s no wonder he was left making excuses.

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